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Breakout 1.1 Swallowing and Feeding in the Neonate: Assessment and Management

About This Course
This course is pre-recorded so you can take the course at your own pace. If you have already registered, please access your CE videos & documents within "MY PROFILE" and then "GROUPS" (you will need to sign in to access).


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This session will present quantitative and innovative metrics used to measure early sucking/feeding. New research insights will be presented as well as their clinical application. 



Emily Zimmerman, PhD, CCC-SLP

Dr. Zimmerman is an assistant professor in the   Department of Communication Sciences at Northeastern University and director of the Speech and Neurodevelopment Lab.  Professor Zimmerman’s research is focused on the link between early sucking, feeding and subsequent neurodevelopment. She studies the environmental, maternal, physiological, and genetic influences of these behaviors across patient populations and cultures. 

  Ish Gulati, MD

Ish Gulati, MD, is a member of the Section of Neonatology at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, a Principal Investigator at the Center for Perinatal Research at The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital and an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at The Ohio State University of College of Medicine, and the Medical Director of the Nutrition and Feeding Guidelines Program. Dr. Gulati’s research focuses   bridging the gap between technology and medicine by understanding basic physiological processes in depth and creating a physio-techno pathway where they meet and complement each other .  

Emily Zimmerman, PhD, CCC-SLP
Financial Disclosure: Dr. Zimmerman is employed by Northeastern University and receives a salary.
Non-Financial Disclosure:  No relevant non-financial disclosure exists.

Ish Gulati, MD
Financial Disclosure: Dr. Gulati is employed by the Nationwide Children’s Hospital and receives a salary.
Non-Financial Disclosure : No relevant non-financial disclosure exists.


The presentation is approximately one hour and ten minutes. 


Learning Objectives
After completing this session you will be able to:

  • Define the need to assess additional factors, like the mother-infant relationships and psychosocial factors, that influence sucking/feeding development.
  • Discuss ways to incorporate new sucking and feeding technologies into clinical practice.  
  • Describe infant suck patterning and bottle-feeding metrics. Learn the appropriate physical manipulation of the instrumentation.


Certificate of Completion

  • You will receive your certificate for this course upon completion of the online Learning Assessment. You will find your certificate within your profile under "Professional Development". 
  • Your ASHA CEU credits will be processed through the American Board of Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders. Reporting dates are the following: May 30th, June 30th, July 31st and September 30th. After September 30th, reporting dates will be at the end of every quarter. 


This course is offered for .10 ASHA CEUs (Advanced Level; Professional area). 


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